Firehole Sticks 802P is a standard length shank predator style barbless streamer hook. Perfectly suited for fresh and saltwater flies. This is one of three new predator hooks from Firehole Outdoors that is going to be very popular for saltwater patterns, but will also be a big hit with native fly patterns. As so many Australian fly fishers practice catch and release for Yellow Belly and Murray Cod, these hooks are an ideal solution for those big Australia predators.

802P’s are packed at 15 pieces per box.

Firehole Sticks 802P

  • Standard length
  • 2X gape
  • Straight eye hook
  • Seriously heavy weight wire
  • Available in #1 to #5/0 currently available

Troutlore is proud to be partnering up with Firehole Outdoors to bring this great range of hooks to fly fishers all across Australia. We’ve waiting some time for Joe and Deb to get these Firehole Sticks 802P Predator hooks to be developed and manufactured, so we are very glad to be able to finally offer them to you as part of the new 2021 range of Firehole Outdoors products.

Sale is for pack of 15 hooks, as pictured.

Generally speaking the hook sizes are comparable to “standard” industry sizing. While standard industry sizing is debatable depending on who you talk to, most standard length dry or nymph hooks have comparable shank lengths and gapes.

Joe’s design criteria adhered very closely to these standards. For instance the 419 is comparable in length to a Tiemco 100. The non-standard shank lengths of Firehole Sticks are referenced as long (L) or short (S). The numerical indicator (1X, 2X, 3X, etc.) references a standard hook size 1, 2, or 3 times longer or shorter. For example the 633 is a 1XL hook so, a 633 #12 has a shank length comparably equivalent to a “standard” #10 hook. Likewise, the 413 is a 2XS hook so, a 413 #16 has a shank length comparably equivalent to a “standard” #20 hook.

Gape size is referenced in a similar fashion as that of shank length, Gape sizing is referenced with a (G) and uses a numerical indicator (1X, 2X, 3X, etc.) as well, which references a standard hook size 1, 2, or 3 times larger. For example the 637 is a 2XG hook so a 637 #18 has a gape comparably equivalent to a “standard” #14 hook.

All Firehole Sticks are formed with a wire diameter which is a slightly heavier gauge than what would be considered “standard.” The wire for each hook is high strength carbon steel which is then tempered through a process which ensures flexibility while maintaining high strength. Many of the hooks are also forged which adds an additional level of strength to the hook. Each hook is chemically sharpened. All hooks have a black nickel plating.

Of course, we stock a big range of fly tying products for finishing your streamers and baitfish patterns.  These can be found in the  Heads & Eyes Category of the Troutlore Flytying Store. If you can’t find a product you are specifically looking for, get in touch. We will see if it can be sourced, and kept in stock. Plus, you can keep up to date with new releases through our newsletter and social media outlets.